Words & Music:

Traditional Game


C         G

The wonderball goes 'round and 'round.

           G7               C

To pass it quickly, you are bound.

              C              F

If you're the one to hold it last,

           C       G7      C

I fear for you the game is past.

C   F      G7     C

And you... are... out!


This is normally a capella.  Everyone sits in a circle and passes a ball as they sing the song.  Whoever is holding the ball at the end of the song is out and must leave the circle until everyone is out and a new game begins.  And, no, you may not refuse to take the ball or whip it at someone else if it is clear that you will be the last one when the song ends.


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